Calico Hutch Events


Joyce's Club | Crazy Curve| First Saturday each month @ 9:30 am

Enjoy a monthly get together where you can laugh, learn and be inspired by creative ideas and new techniques as you create your very own “Crazy Curve” quilt, by Eliza’s Back Porch Designs. The Crazy Curve templates give you a slick and easy way to accomplish curves and a whole new world of ways to put them all together.

Joyce also frequently features new quilt projects shown first exclusively to group members. Each month receive a free fat quarters for bringing a recent show-and-tell project or treats to share with the group.  Receive 20% off any store purchases on meeting days. Only $10 for the year meeting the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM; January 6, February 3, March 3 and April 7. Join Joyce Erstad as she ventures out into the crazy, curvy world of Back Porch Designs and other fun projects during the year.

Clothesline Club 2018 | First Tuesday of the month @ 2:30 & 5:30 pm

Come join the Clothesline Club as we start off the year with Darlene Zimmerman’s Amalie’s Log Cabin, a wonderful Civil War era pattern, complete with a look into Amalie’s life.  Pattern comes with Amalie’s life story and letters from the time of her life when she made the quilt.
Each month Clothesline Club leader, Donnarae Davis, shows new techniques, tools and new products arriving at the shop. Mark your calendars for the first Tuesday of the month at 2:30 or 5:30 PM, January 2, February 6, March 6 and April 3. Your $10 yearly membership entitles you to food, fun and a 20% discount on purchases made the day of club meetings. We have attendance drawings for door prizes, free fat quarters for a recent project show-and-tell item or for sharing treats with club members. Clothesline Club is a great time to meet new friends and share special quilting tips and tricks, and enjoy fellowship with a fantastic group. 

Stitcher’s Club | Third Friday of each month @ 10 am

Join the Stitchers’ Club meeting the third Friday of the month at 10 AM, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16 and April 20. The 2018 project is “Bird’s Eye” shown left on the cover of Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites book by Carrie Nelson. Later in the year the group will do Cracked Pots from the same book.

Charlotte (Charlie) Hoerth will keep you informed of what is up-and-coming in the quilting world. Have fun with your friends and check out the great benefits available only to the Stitchers’ Club, 20% off all merchandise  purchased the day of club meeting, attendance drawings, free fat quarters for recent project show-and-tell items or sharing treats with the members. Come and visit, enjoy show-and-tell that day and see what exciting things the group is planning for 2018.

Speedy Needle Embroidery Club | Second Saturday @ 10 am

The Calico Hutch invites you to join the Speedy Needle Embroidery Club, organized especially for embroidery enthusiasts everywhere.  

Janet Hintermeister and Jessica Steinbach will share ideas and embroidery techniques and answer questions you may have about the embroidery process. Each month they give away door prizes, show new techniques and products and keep you up to date on the latest in embroidery.  The Speedy Needle Embroidery Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 AM including December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10 and April 14. Cost is only $10 for the year and includes a 20% discount toward purchases the morning of meetings.

Civil Warriors Club | Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 6 pm

Purchase any of the Civil War block-of-the-month kits including “Melodies,” “Hampton Ridge,” “Star Spangled Liberty,” “Conestoga Crossing”, or the latest - “Bristle Creek Farmhouse” (shown left), and you are a member of the “Civil Warriors.” The Warriors meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 PM with upcoming dates of December 27, January 24, February 28, March 28 and April 25. Earn free fat quarters for completed blocks and find encouragement from the Warriors club members while you learn special tips to help you complete your projects.

Bonnie showcases civil war projects, related history information and guides you through the journey of making your very own Civil War Commemorative quilt. The Civil War quilt kits feature reproduction fabrics identical to pattern requirements.

Kindred Spirits Club | Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 5:30

Come join the Kindred Spirits Club “Sisters” featuring seven great projects from a brand new Kindred Spirits line of fabric and patterns by Jill Shaulis from Yellow Creek Designs. You’ll fall in love with the beautiful samples made from Jill’s  exquisite  fabrics.

$10 gets you in the club and each month a new kit and pattern are available for purchase. Your club fee allows a 20% discount on purchases the day of club meeting. Mark your  calendars because you will want to be a part of the “Sisters” Kindred Spirits Club.  Come see what it’s all about.





 "Roaring Twenties" Retreat $139
Friday- Sunday February 9, 10, and 11, 2018



"Stashe Bash!" Retreat $139
Friday-Sunday| April 13, 14 & 15, 2018
and/or Caboose Retreat| April 16, 17 & 18, 2018




“Santa's Workshop Retreat" $138
Friday - Sunday | Nov 2, 3 & 4, 2018
or Friday - Sunday | Nov. 9, 10 & 11, 2018
and/or Caboose Retreat | $ 128
November 5, 6 & 7, 2018



Retreats are held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Austin, Minn. It's three fun filled days of quilting with friends plus... free demos, massage therapists, Holiday Inn special room rates for 1-4 people, 4 meals included with price, show and tell, door prizes, games and demos.

Call today to reserve your spot. 507.377.1163


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Block of the Month

2018 Block of the Month
finished size 83 x 97

Our 2018 BLOCK OF THE MONTH begins Tuesday, Jan. 16 or Saturday, Jan. 20 with a fresh, new “Snow Cone Circles” design.

Block of the Month meets the third Saturday (8:30–9AM) or the third Tuesday (4:30 -6PM). The $20 enrollment includes your January block as well as the “Ice Cream Cone Circles ” booklet pattern for the month’s blocks and the year-end finishing pattern. Receive each block of the twelve blocks FREE when you bring in your completed block from the prior month and attend a brief presentation. If you cannot attend either presentation or do not finish your block, you pay only $5 (including tax), for your next block. Meet new friends, enjoy special sale items available only to block of the month participants, learn new piecing techniques and discover what is new and exciting in the world of quilting.  Sign up now before it fills.  All three quilts will be done for December Block of the Month.


Bus Trips

Two-day Bus Trip
April 28 & 29
Watch for more details
Buses fill fast
Questions? Call us 507-377-1163






Guest Teachers



Retreat Center

Czech Inn Bed & Breakfast and Quilter's Retreat Center 19158 800th Ave | Hayward, MN | just 2 miles SW of Calico Hutch Our accommodations offer the best of both worlds; new construction with old world charm.

Our Mission Style home is furnished with antiques and up-to-date comfort. We are situated in a beautiful country setting; perfect for watching sunrises, sunsets, and a variety of wild animals.


Retreaters will enjoy the large craft/meeting room with a fully equipped kitchen and 47" HDTV in the sitting area. There is a large patio area for dining, relaxing, and soaking up sun. Large windows and "natural light" are a bonus for crafters. All our spacious guestrooms feature private baths.

To make your reservations call 507.373.2477 or email at or visit their website @